Llanfyllin has been hit with water supply issues as a result of a burst water pipe in the area.

At 12.30am on April 19, Hafren Dyfrdwy, informed residents of the area that they were likely to experience supply interruptions, with the problems persisting into the morning.

Issues with the mains water supply in Bryngwyn, three miles from Llanfyllin, impacted the entire Powys town as people experienced lower water pressure or a complete lack of water, with Ysgol Llanfyllin being forced to close its doors for the day on April 19.

Having dispatched engineers to the site in the early hours of the morning, by 2am Hafren Dyfrdwy had stated that the repairs were proving to be trickier than first expected.

In a customer update, they stated: “We really do apologise if you’re still experiencing any issues with your supply because of this, rest assured we’re committed to getting this resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible for you.”

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By 7am the pipe had reportedly been repaired by the onsite engineers but reintroducing the water to the area needed to be done at a slow pace, meaning the supply was not restored in time for the morning rush.

Ysgol Llanfyllin announced that it would be closed to students and staff for the day as a result of the interruption, which left the school with no running water.

In a post to the school’s Facebook page, they said: “Due to a utility failure (no water supply) the school will be closed to staff and pupils today.

“Where possible, staff will endeavour to provide online learning.”

At this time Hafren Dyfrdwy was reporting that they were aiming to restore the water supply by 11am.

At 10.22am they announced that residents should start to see a return to their water supply.

A spokesperson for Hafren Dyfrdwy said: “We’re pleased to let you know that our teams have completed all the repair work and you should start to see your supplies returning to normal.

“We’re so sorry for the time it took to carry out these works, but we really do appreciate your patience whilst this was ongoing.”